Saturday, December 27, 2008

Parley: A Crappy Victory














Gross title, but accurate, nonetheless.

Samantha is still a bit under the weather. Although she's acting pretty normal, she's still not really eating much. Each day I just hope the next day will be better. She told me she was hungry this morning when she woke up so she ate breakfast (a waffle with a small bottle of Pediasure for good measure), and she drank two cups of juice and ate some goldfish and a yogurt during the day, but not much else. She says she's just not hungry. The last time she went through something like this she suddenly became a very fussy eater. I'm hoping she doesn't get any fussier--I don't actually think that's possible. It's not like she doesn't like certain foods, but she just won't even give them a try. She'll clamp her mouth shut and shake her head and say "noooo." Even if it's something I'm absolutely sure she'd like! Anyway, I'm hoping her refusal of food will be a thing of the past tomorrow.

This evening as we were watching tv, Samantha suddenly stood up and walked half way across the living room. I asked her where she was going and she said, "parley." I asked her to clarify and she said it again. "Kitty?" I asked (she's started saying "kirley" for kitty--definitely a step in the right direction from "dodo," which had been her word for kitty from the time she was about 11 months old!) and she shook her head no and patted her bottom and said "poo poo." Duh, "potty" was what she was saying. I'd forgotten about that one. I followed her into the bathroom and put the Elmo potty ring on the toilet, took her pants off, and plopped her on the seat. Well, a couple of times this afternoon she's patted her bottom and said, "poo poo" today, so we'd toddle off to the bathroom and have no result other than an occasional pee. She pees on the potty most times when we put her on it, but she's never pooped. This time was different. Woo Hoo!!! For the very first time ever, she pooped on the potty!! Her stomach is still a bit unsettled so it was a bit "loose," which is probably the only reason we were able to do it (she's usually so constipated!), but she communicated her need and had a very crappy victory indeed!

8 comments:

Carol N. said...

Wow, very impressive, Sammi! Here's to future crappy victories!

Renee said...

Way to go (literally) Samantha!

Hopefully, the fussy eating won't continue. Lydia has refused to eat dinner twice in the last two weeks. She didn't want what we were having and refused to try it. Both mornings, she was very eager to eat breakfast.

Bethany said...

Isn't the food thing so frustrating? Seriously, Payton is the worst! Yay on the poopy on the potty! That is awesome! Love the pics too...are you having fun with your camera? :)

Nicole said...

Great job Samantha~!

Jeanette said...

Yeah! Good for her! That is such a huge deal! Believe me! My son took a whole year to get him to poop on the potty!

As for the food thing, we are fighting that with Miss Syd. Ever since she started cutting a bunch of teeth, she barely eats anything other than baby food. Ugh.

Good luck and I hope she starts feeling better soon.

JaybirdNWA said...

Good job Samantha!! and I'm sure that that brightens things a little more for Mom also. Those are great pictures - she is such a cute girl.

Amber said...

First of all....I LOVE those pics! She is too, too cute!

Also...Congrats! That is huge!!! I keep telling myself that I am just not going to worry about "training" until after Grace's heart repair...but I am SO excited for you!!!!

Michelle said...

Great job Sammi!!